You won’t see Miranda Lambert giving any interviews for her new album, “The Weight of These Wings,” because she wants the music to speak for itself. Some of these lyrics are speaking pretty loudly, too.
While there are a few songs that address the heartbreak following her 2015 divorce from Blake Shelton, there are just as many tracks talking about the surprise and promise of new love, too.
On the quiet ballad “Pushin’ Time,” Miranda opens the song asking “Are we fools for rushing in/Cause I already dread the end/Lonely ain’t no place to start/I guess that’s just where we are.”
She goes on to drop a line about meeting and connecting with someone special on the night of Sept. 12, and we’re guessing that special person is the guy singing harmony with her on this song — boyfriend Anderson East.
If that guess is right, the lines that follow are super-revealing. Miranda goes on to sing, “I didn’t plan on falling fast/I didn’t know I could be kissed like that.”
Just like Anderson’s recent Instagram post to Miranda on her birthday where he promised to celebrate her “Everyday ahead,” the lyrics of “Pushin’ Time” echo that commitment with the sweetest line, “If it has to end in tears/I hope it’s in 60 years.”
Get the tissues, y’all!
Miranda co-wrote “Pushin’ Time” with Nashville mega-songwriter Natalie Hemby and Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance.
By the way, Anderson is just beaming that the rest of the world gets to hear Miranda’s new album.
He writes on Instagram, “Couldn’t be more proud of this woman. True artist, true voice, true heart.”
“The Weight of These Wings” is now available everywhere.